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Anyone up for a whole lot of pain in SW Wisconsin in August?

Old 07-09-13, 08:34 PM
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I'll have the 7 series covered, so you can bring the Paramount

In August I'll just have to dream about being as cool as this early spring training ride

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Old 07-09-13, 08:59 PM
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I have an 83 700 all the more reason to ride we have a nice representation of the Vintage Trek line. 760 for you?
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760, yes. Nice smooth ride.
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Honestly @BarrettSvc...through it would be cool to have Tom on a 6 series, me on my 7 and you on your 9...good Trek CV showing?
Hmmm... interesting :-)
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An look at post below from Chrome Molly....now we have another 7 speedster to partner with your "Columbo".
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I'm doing the Dairyland Dare 2013 as training for L'Eroica 2013 (hello Bibliobob and BarretsCV!). I'm having a hard time finding a hotel close to Dodgeville. Is it common to have to stay 20-30 miles away for this event? Is there ample parking on site so we can drive to the start area? Any advice and suggestions on hotel is very welcome!

Also, I must be a huge weenie because I just bought a NOS Shimano 600 13-32t freewheel for DD and L'Eroica. You guys riding under 28t on the rear are much braver than I am. It will go on my Miyata 615t with (drumroll please) biopace triple 48-38-28 on the front. I just got back from a family trip to Italy where I climbed some hills in Piemonte on a borrowed MTB and found the 28rear and 24front to be VERY helpful going up those steep grades.
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Originally Posted by prof.gfr View Post
I'm doing the Dairyland Dare 2013 as training for L'Eroica 2013 (hello Bibliobob and BarretsCV!). I'm having a hard time finding a hotel close to Dodgeville. Is it common to have to stay 20-30 miles away for this event? Is there ample parking on site so we can drive to the start area? Any advice and suggestions on hotel is very welcome!

Also, I must be a huge weenie because I just bought a NOS Shimano 600 13-32t freewheel for DD and L'Eroica. You guys riding under 28t on the rear are much braver than I am. It will go on my Miyata 615t with (drumroll please) biopace triple 48-38-28 on the front. I just got back from a family trip to Italy where I climbed some hills in Piemonte on a borrowed MTB and found the 28rear and 24front to be VERY helpful going up those steep grades.
PM Robbie I think he has a Room very close now!
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Old 07-10-13, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by prof.gfr View Post
I'm doing the Dairyland Dare 2013 as training for L'Eroica 2013 (hello Bibliobob and BarretsCV!). I'm having a hard time finding a hotel close to Dodgeville. Is it common to have to stay 20-30 miles away for this event? Is there ample parking on site so we can drive to the start area? Any advice and suggestions on hotel is very welcome!

Also, I must be a huge weenie because I just bought a NOS Shimano 600 13-32t freewheel for DD and L'Eroica. You guys riding under 28t on the rear are much braver than I am. It will go on my Miyata 615t with (drumroll please) biopace triple 48-38-28 on the front. I just got back from a family trip to Italy where I climbed some hills in Piemonte on a borrowed MTB and found the 28rear and 24front to be VERY helpful going up those steep grades.
My brother and I gave up our room at the Dairyland Motel as we both felt we had not gotten in the mileage to do the DD this year, and other issues. PM Robbie, but as far as I am concerned, you are welcome to it. We had paid Robbie for the room.
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I am still up in the air as to what I will ride. I love my Paramount so may go with that it has a 54-46-36 triple with a 13-23 rear end. But my new (CV) Trek is really fun and thought it would be fun to ride that with Tom and his Trek. It has a 52-42 front end with a 13-28 rear end. I am feeling good about my rides this year even if not real low, as I have lots of miles and plan on many more by the time the DD roles around, so I think I will be able to handle most hills, but if not I can always walk...and there is no shame in that right?

Honestly @BarrettSvc...through it would be cool to have Tom on a 6 series, me on my 7 and you on your 9...good Trek CV showing?
I see the Prof.gfr has a 460! humm only a 3 series needed now if that 4xx was ridden....hmmmmm
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Thanks for the quick response about the hotel! I didn't know if Robbie's offer was still free. I tried to PM him but I'm a newbie and it won't let me PM until I've made 50 posts. Sigh. Can someone forward my email to Robbie so he can contact me directly? it's my handle on the forum followed by @gmail.com

I would only need the room for Fri Aug 9, so I hope that's not a deal breaker but i understand if thats the case. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

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Old 07-10-13, 05:30 PM
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There is plenty of parking at the event. Last year I stayed in Madison. No issues.
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PM's sent to both who have inquired about a room for Friday night. I've included my email so I can be contacted directly.

Pars' room is still available for Thursday and Saturday. The rate is good and it's a good way to relax after the ride without worrying about driving home. (i.e. go ahead and ride the 200K).

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Old 07-11-13, 12:23 AM
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Originally Posted by hodgykins View Post
Honestly @BarrettSvc...through it would be cool to have Tom on a 6 series, me on my 7 and you on your 9...good Trek CV showing?
OK, If you bring your Trek, I'll bring my Trek.
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I see the Prof.gfr has a 460! humm only a 3 series needed now if that 4xx was ridden....hmmmmm
I plan to ride my 400 Elance.
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OK, If you bring your Trek, I'll bring my Trek.
Going to be a hard decision, but very much leaning that way...appears Treks are turning up everywhere (Badger Biker and his 400)! Maybe I will ride the Paramount in the Scenic Shore and Trek in DD.
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Another Trek convention....wouldn't expect less in their back yard.
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Another Trek Convention? What you expected a different result this year?
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At least they're steel.

Maybe I'll bring mine.....

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Trek....Trek.....Trek.....chanting shamelessly. I am still a Schwinn Paramount (78) fan but the 83 Trek 700 is very nice and really enjoying the miles she shares with me .
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Gave up my room at the Brewery. So if anyone wants to snap it up, it is open. Nice place.



So when is everyone starting? I'm feeling the need for some group love while riding. I like starting first thing at 6am to beat the heat, but I am open to a little later start. What say yee?
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Early is good.
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I'm open to starting with folks, and promise not to walk the first hill.
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Most people's walking is faster than my climbing.
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I'm open to starting with folks, and promise not to walk the first hill.
If you are talking about the riser out of the Land's End parking lot, I'm with you.
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I hate mornings. But do what I gotta do. Up early tomorrow say 4ish to drive to Mequon for the Scenic Shore tomorrow, so I will consider that a warm up for an early start to the DD.
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